On Saturday, August 22, volunteers from across the County joined hands to help transform our community through the power of volunteerism at our 2015 Day of Caring.
More than 80 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help support our work to ensure everyone has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health and stable housing—the building blocks for a self-sufficient life. Ranging from reading stations and physical activity with local youth, to food preparation, organizing donated furniture, and planting a community garden, volunteers demonstrated the power of caring through their impact. The group was divided into four locations, where volunteers headed out on elementary school buses to United Way partners Latino Health Access, Serving Kids Hope, Second Harvest/Families Forward, and to Stanton for a garden groundbreaking.
“We’re pleased that so many people had the opportunity to get a bird eye’s view of the needs in Orange County,” explained Bill Vaughn, United Way’s Senior Director, Development. “Many of the participants may not have ventured into other communities where far too many children, families and individuals face significant challenges. By developing a greater understanding of these barriers and supporting key initiatives like creating green spaces, enjoying fun physical activities and organizing deliveries of essential items, it was empowering to know that just a few hours of volunteering can improve local lives.”
Special thanks to Pacific Life for hosting us at their Newport Beach headquarters, and to AT&T for their generous underwriting support! Our corporate partners help to fuel our work at United Way, and we were thrilled to see the following companies participating in our 2015 Day of Caring:
- 3M Company
- Automobile Club of Southern California
- Advanced Sterilization Products
- BJ’s Foundation
- Burns & McDonnell
- Fluor Corporation
- Ingram Micro
- Kimberly Clark
- Proove Biosciences
- Shea Apartment Communities
- Snell & Wilmer LLP
- US Bank
- VPI Pet Insurance
- Western Digital
Learn more about corporate volunteer activities by visiting United Way’s one-stop platform for volunteer variety, GET CONNECTED. For individual inquiries, please contact United Way’s Volunteer Engagement Manager.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED!